The Huntsville Museum of Art invites visitors, friends, and the community to “Be A Patron” at their local museum on November 29. The HMA Museum Store is taking part in Museum Store Sunday, an annual international event and consumer shopping campaign that directly supports arts and cultural institutions around the world. Patrons can shop conscientiously and support museum stores worldwide.

This year it is more important than ever to support local cultural institutions. Many museums and their stores have been closed for months due to COVID-19 restrictions. Shopping on Museum Store Sunday is an opportunity for the public to directly support local cultural institutions. Museums are vital and trusted resources for their communities. They foster ongoing appreciation and knowledge of art, nature, culture, science and history. Much more than a gift shop, Museum stores operate as non-profit retailers under their parent institution. Products found in museum stores are curated and carefully selected, just like the works displayed in their respective museums.

This Museum Store Sunday, holiday shoppers will find quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value. Proceeds from purchases at museum stores directly support the educational missions and programs of the parent institution.

The HMA Museum Store, recently revamped with a new design and festive decorations, will offer a 10 percent discount for all patrons. Museum Members will receive 20 percent off their purchase. As an extra treat for patrons, the Museum Store will offer samples of freshly brewed Piper & Leaf tea. Try a variety of seasonal flavors while browsing the store. Shop local from brands such as Fow Wow, 1818 Farms, the South Candle, Prodigal Pottery, Piper & Leaf and more. Remember your visit to the galleries with Gloria Vanderbilt and Frida Kahlo merchandise available for purchase alongside the exhibitions, Gloria Vanderbilt: An Artful Life and The World of Frida.

Located in the heart of Downtown Huntsville in Big Spring Park, the Huntsville Museum of Art strives to bring people and art together through acquiring, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the highest quality works of art. HMA believes that the arts enriches lives and that visual ideas are best perceived, understood and enjoyed through first-hand experience of original artistic achievement. Visit the Museum Store this year on Museum Store Sunday to shop local, shop small and shop smart.

The HMA Museum Store is located in the main lobby of the Huntsville Museum of Art, just off Church Street. Admission to the Museum is not necessary to enter the Museum Store.